He's in a new size! 6-9 months - bring on the new clothes!! It's fun to see him changing as his body grows. He's thinned out somewhat and he looks older. And he can finally wear shoes - victory!
Judah is learning the words "No, no" and "that's not for you". He's finally reached a stage in which he can get to things and into things that he shouldn't - victory! As I write Judah has managed to get himself completely under our tree so he can reach that one illusive ornament he must have! I can't help but smile and feel an incredible amount of pride:)
Judah also started waving a couple weeks ago. We were saying bye-bye to Daddy,
and he just started waving both hands like crazy! His is probably the most enthusiastic wave I have ever seen. And he waves to just about everybody on cue! Meaning, I have added "wave" to the
list of words Judah understands - victory!
After several months of repetitive efforts made by Mommy & Daddy...and Lydia, Judah now signs "all done" & "more" - victory!
My Little Lion has also become somewhat of a
Little Piggy. He eats like he's making up for losttime! He has a target calorie range per day, and on average he's at the very high end of that...and over on some days. He's only getting water through his tube during the day & overnight, and just 4 oz. of whole milk/Carnation after he's already asleep - victory!
Judah is sitting up! Most of the time he has to hold himself up with his arms, but he can balance hands-free for a couple minutes at a time - victory!
We also got Judah's new stander! It's awesome, but the best part is knowing that Judah is strong enough and far enough along in his development to tolerate it. And he got to this point much sooner than I thought he would - victory!
It's been such a cool experience to see God's work in Judah's life lately. He brought Jud
ah through a tough, long bout with RSV bronchialitis without
a hospitalization; and has provided an allergist/pulmonologist who is kind and pro-active. He has provided an IFSP team that genuinely loves him and wants to see him succeed, thereby providing the best possible help for him and "training" for me. God has delighted us with this charming, jolly, affectionate little boy; and I know that it's God who has allowed Judah all of these successes! He holds Judah in His hand, and I believe that He rejoices with us over every small victory.